I joined the incomparable Erik Rivenes for an interview about Cold Heart: The Great Unsolved Mystery of Turn of the Century Buffalo on his podcast, Most Notorious!

Erik does long form interviews with historical true crime authors. I usually listen to podcasts for a few episodes and then switch to something else, but Most Notorious has been in my feed for years. If you haven’t listened to the Most Notorious podcast and you love true crime and/or American history, you are going to love it!

Most Notorious interview: The Mysterious 1903 Murder of Ed Burdick 

 

You can also check out Erik’s website https://www.mostnotorious.com/

 

Handwriting is, by definition, personal. Today, getting a handwritten letter is exciting! Someone put a lot of effort into communicating with you.

Letter-writing between Victorians was common. They were reserved people who appreciated subtlety. When they alluded to personal circumstances, it was typically in a veiled way.

The letters exchanged between Ed and Alice Burdick were an exception in every way.

Alice and Ed Burdick

 

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